Bending the spoon, and other secrets of ESP

Can psychics and rationalists get along? I went to a parapsychology center to find out.

Illustration by Jack Richardson

Alice knows for sure that she is psychic. “I knew the minute you walked in the door that you were a firefighter,” she tells an man in our group, after he had just introduced himself as a firefighter.

The physics professor leads us in a communal shout: “Bend! Bend! Bend!” Sure enough, within a few moments, a cascade of bent spoons are clinking down onto the tables.

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